I accept help

Think of a time when someone offered to help you with something you needed. (pause 2 sec) Did you accept this help? Why? Think about your attitude towards accepting help for a moment. Do you like it? Do you accept and say thank you? Do you find it easy? Or do you feel uncomfortable receiving help from others? (pause 3 sec) Take a moment and remember a time when you were offered help and did not accept it because you did not want to inconvenience others. (pause 5 sec) Notice any tension in your body while thinking about it now. (pause 2 sec) Find where the tension is located in your body. (pause 2 sec) Imagine the tension as a large, thin piece of glass. Take a deep breath, and as you breathe out, shatter that tension into thousands of pieces with your breath. Relax. (pause 4 sec) For a moment, reflect on your attitude towards receiving help, any help. Perhaps help at school. Maybe help from your friends. Examine now whether you actually ever ask for help when you need it. Or do you avoid it? (pause 4 sec) How does asking
for help make you feel? (pause 3 sec) Why? (pause 2 sec) Now say to yourself in your mind: ‘I accept and appreciate help from others. I am open to receiving.’ (pause 2 sec) Say that again. ‘I accept and appreciate help from others. I am open to receiving.’ (pause 3 sec) This is good.Gently focus on your feet again. Remember you are sitting on the log. In your mind stand up and walk back to the forest. Focus on your bare feet on the forest floor, feel the cool bed of leaves touching your toes and your heels. (pause 3 sec) Now slowly bring your awareness to this room. Feel your feet on the ground. Feel your roots deep in the ground. As you keep focus on your feet, bring your awareness to this room now fully. Become aware of the chair under your body. Listen for the sounds around you. Bring your mind back to your feet. Where are they? Can you feel them? Gently wiggle your toes. Feel the full sensation of the floor beneath your feet. Slightly press them on the floor. Wiggle your fingers and rub your palms. Move your shoulders. Take a deep breath. When you are ready slowly open your eyes, first looking down then up and up until you are looking straight ahead. Do this in your own time. When your eyes are open give yourself a good stretch if at all possible in silence to give others space to do the same in their own time.